Scientific Lectures

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Macmillan and Company, 1879 - 187 Seiten
On flowers and insects -- On plants and insects -- On the habits of ants -- Introduction to the study of prehistoric archaeology -- Address to the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
 

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Seite 71 - ... her. I then, when about twenty-five ants were so engaged, moved the little paper bridge slightly, so as to leave a chasm just so wide that the ants could not reach across. They came and tried hard to do so; but it did not occur to them...
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